Donald H. Gibson

May 23, 2017


Donald H. Gibson, 80, of Frankfort, passed away on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 in his home.

He was born on June 15, 1936 in Lyons, Indiana to Van and Katherine (Smith) Gibson.  He married Patty Moran on June 27, 1987 and she survives.

Upon graduation from high school Don attended electricians trade school.  He served in the United States Navy in Korea.  Don was president of the United Mine Workers for 19 years and worked as an electrician for General Motors in Kokomo for 19 years.  He was of the Catholic faith.  He enjoyed gardening and woodworking.



Visitation and Services

Private Family Life Celebration will be held at a later date.  Archer-Weston Funeral & Cremation Center in Frankfort is honored to assist with services.

Survived by:

Surviving along with his wife, Patty are his Daughter:  Nedra (Randy) Minardo of Sheridan, IN;  Sons:  Donny (Cathy) Gibson of Fountaintown, IN, Jim (Cathy) Gibson of Greenwood, IN, Doug Gibson of Sheridan, IN, & Matt (Katelyn) Gibson of Noblesville, IN;  15 Grandchildren and 14 Great Grandchildren.

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by his first wife:  Iris Jean Gibson and a daughter:  Cathy Lynn Decker.


Leave your Condolences

6 Condolences for “Donald H. Gibson”

  1. Tracy Hankins May 25, 2017 at 9:40 am

    Patty, Matt and Katelyn, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I remember all of the times the soccer team had lunch at your home between games for a nice break and opportunity to gather and socialize. I know you will miss him. He was always a lot of fun to talk to and wonderful host. You are in my prayers during this difficult time.

  2. Karen (Hardisty) Lancaster May 25, 2017 at 11:16 am

    Donny, Jim, Doug, and Nedra…my deepest sympathy for you and your families with the passing of your father. Some of my greatest childhood memories involved your family and your dad was a great man! You all are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  3. Kit and Lisa Carmack May 25, 2017 at 3:07 pm

    May Peace love and blessings comfort you Patty, Matt and family RIP Don.

  4. John Harris May 25, 2017 at 8:23 pm

    You were a great friend and father figure to me. I’ve thought about you for years. Your whole family was like my own and I have thought about our talks and lessons you taught me and Doug during our high school years. I’m sorry I didn’t stay in touch over the years. Prayers for the whole Gibson clan, you people are the best. Rest in Heaven Don.

  5. Scott and Rose May 27, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    Sorry for your family’s loss. Much love and prayers for all.
    Scott and Rose Blanton and Family

  6. Jeanann Watkins June 9, 2017 at 5:51 am

    Patti, please know that you are so very much in my thoughts and in my prayers. I watched the video featuring Donald and his loved ones and was truly impressed with all the love and happiness of family that radiates forth. I am so sorry that your wonderful husband has died, Patti. I ask the Holy Spirit to comfort you. I love you and miss you always.

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